My name is Gemma Louise Hart and yes, I can travel through time. Freaky, I know.
Man, I can’t believe I just told you that! My parents would kill me. I’m not supposed to tell anybody what I can do. It all goes back to this ancient oath. You see the first of my kind, the chosen seven… the electus. They appeared on the earth in like 100BC and were adopted by Quintus and Lucia. When the kids hit puberty, that’s the first time it happened. It’s like the body suddenly clicks into traveling mode or something. According to legend, Lucia died and when the kids found her they disintegrated to gold dust.
That’s how it happens… we disintegrate. I know, gold dust sounds pretty cool and everything, but it’s no picnic. It really hurts. You feel like your body is being torn apart and then stitched back together one particle at a time. We always recover quickly, but I can’t help resenting the pain just a little.
So back to my story… the electus disappeared then reappeared moments later. Quintus went rushing into the woods where Lucia had been hurt and there she was, sitting like a stunned mullet, having just witnessed her seven children appear naked out of nowhere, fight off the wolf pack that was about to attack her and then evaporate into gold dust again. Continue reading